Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The River

DUBUQUE, April 23. – River rising three inches in twenty-four hours – six feet below high water mark.

CLINTON, IOWA, April 23. – The Mississippi fell five inches since it commenced falling – is now at a stand.

ROCK ISLAND, April 23. – The river has fallen six inches during the last twenty-four hours. – [Weather] cold and cloudy.

CLINTON, Iowa, April 24 – the river has raised 1 inch since yesterday.

DUBUQUE, April 24. – River still rising; rose 1 inch in the last 24 hours.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 3

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